Missing description information

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arunkumar
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Missing description information

Post by arunkumar » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:09 am

Hi

I am not able to find the description for these patents.
US20210147661A1
US20210221967A1
Kindly let know.
Also pls let know in general what is the time interval for the update for description data to be updated in the database
Regards
Arun


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Re: Missing description information

Post by EPO / EPAL Team » Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:30 pm

Dear Arun,

In Espacenet, you can run the following search to retrieve the descriptions you are looking for:
US20210147661A1 OR US20210221967A1

Alternatively, you can run the advance search as:
pn = "US2021147661A1" OR pn = "US2021221967A1"

the bibliographic coverage is available at:
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... tions.html

the full-text coverage is available at:
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... tions.html

best regards, Epal team


arunkumar
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Re: Missing description information

Post by arunkumar » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:08 am

Sorry I forgot to mention - I am not able to get the description via the epo ops API services.
It gives a 404 for these two patents for description retrieval services.


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Re: Missing description information

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:03 pm

Dear user,

In OPS discussion forum, in Announcements session we have a thread with all 30 collections of character-coded full text in XML (claims and or descriptions) in OPS: june-2020-update-ops-extends-data-cover ... t-xml-7833.

US collection is not part of the list and therefore not available at present. USPTO has their own API for full text and if you need to pair biblio with full text than please use their API.

One of the of the advantages using webservices is that you can interlink data from many different API's and other sources. In case of US that is an alternative that you can use if you already have biblio from OPS. In OPS we have original application number format of US documents that helps you link biblio from OPS with the full text of their API.


At present, we have no plans to add US collection to our OPS.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


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